Scuba Diving With Sharks1Two scientists working on climate change research critical to Pacific communities have received a timely funding boost in the form of United Nations fellowships worth 25 thousand dollars apiece.

Geologist Dr Christina Riesselman at the University of Otago in New Zealand wants to find out how human beings survived the last Ice Age, while at Australia's James Cook University, marine biologist Dr Jodie Rummer is studying the ability of fish to adapt to warming ocean temperatures

"Pacific Sharks And Ice Age Histories: Two Pacific Scientists Receive UN Fellowships". ABC News. N.p., 2016. Web. 11 Apr. 2016.


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